The Red Room

The Red Room

Book - 2015
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"In the newest international thrill ride from New York Times-bestselling author Ridley Pearson, John Knox and Grace Chu, the incomparable and often incompatible duo, team up again, this time in the exotic 'city between two worlds,' Istanbul. What's it like to see yourself in a picture you never knew was taken? John Knox is an expert at surveillance and delicate, international dealings. So he is understandably thrown when David 'Sarge' Dulwich, his contact at Rutherford Risk, hands him a photo of a transaction he recently facilitated in the Middle East. More curious to him, he's shown that photo while in the Red Room, the private security company's highly secure underground bunker, where eavesdropping is impossible and privacy ensured. Why all the cloak-and-dagger? Knox is pressured into accepting a job as an art broker in the mysterious Istanbul, a city situated on two continents where East meets West and Islam meets Christianity. It is a melting pot of spies, terrorists, and conflicting interests. Teamed with smart, quick, and fearless Grace Chu, Knox must navigate a murky operation, the only goal of which is to spend five minutes in the proximity of a man they've never met. Why? What can it possibly matter? And why are so many others bound and determined to see it never happens--at any cost? "--
Publisher: New York : Jove Books, 2015
Edition: Jove premium edition
ISBN: 9780515155327
0515155322
Characteristics: 463 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm

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ChristchurchLib Jul 11, 2016

Spy Fiction. Ok, this one's a little different -- the main appeal here for Gabriel Allon fans is the fact that an art piece is the center of the action. Security expert (and art trader) John Knox and his partner, former Chinese spy Grace Chu, are in Istanbul, having agreed to orchestrate a brief meeting and broker a trade. But they quickly find that they're prey to some unknown threat -- and that's before Grace is kidnapped and John is shot at. Plenty of tradecraft and political commentary will satiate Gabriel Allon's many fans -- and there are four in the series (starting with The Risk Agent and ending with White Bone, out this month) for those who get hooked.

Djeremay Sep 12, 2014

Torturously slow, convoluted plotting. I really tried to stick with this plot, but finally gave up, nearly halfway thru it, which is something I RARELY do.

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